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Accountant switches finance for sustainability in new role at Flotilla
Former PwC senior manager Sara Snow has joined Yorkshire-based carbon accounting and net zero delivery partner firm Flotilla, to provide professional services of a greener nature in her new role.
As Flotilla’s newly appointed carbon accountant, Sara supports businesses in working towards a more sustainable future by helping them to understand the sources of their emissions and quantifying their impact on the environment. Sara also helps businesses to determine their targets and strategies in getting to net zero.
Sara brings with her nine years of senior financial assurance experience with domestic and international clients, gained whilst working at accounting firm PwC across its audit and capital markets teams. Her credentials include leading a sector team of 70 in PwC’s FTSE 100 audit practice in London, being responsible for managing the global audits of top tier clients and supporting private businesses in making the transition to public listing on the stock exchange.
Growing up in the Yorkshire Dales and spending most of her childhood outdoors gave Sara a passion for living sustainably with nature. Later, when studying for her finance degree, Sara chose to research the balance between planet and profit; her dissertation investigated how companies should value and account for carbon. It was becoming a parent which shifted Sara’s focus towards making a meaningful contribution towards the fight against climate change, in a way that makes use of her professional background in finance.
On her new role, Sara says, “Financial accounting and carbon accounting are becoming closely intertwined. Both are driven by gathering the right data to enable clear decisions and are critical in providing an accurate picture of wider corporate impact and improving business performance. I am passionate about helping businesses to reduce their emissions and, in doing so, generate tangible benefits for the planet as well as their wider stakeholders.”
John Rastrick, Flotilla founder and CEO, says, “Sara is a fantastic addition to our growing team. Her extensive top tier accounting and assurance experience, combined with her clear passion for sustainability, translates well to her new role in helping our clients to understand their climate impact and take action. In addition, the targets and reporting requirements around ESG are expanding rapidly and Sara will be able to help our clients to make sense of this evolving landscape. Sara is making a real impact in her work with our clients.”